[Pkg-freevo-maint] Bug#688997: youtube-dl: Needs update to newer version to fix youtube downloading

Joost van Baal-Ilić joostvb-debian-20121014-2 at mdcc.cx
Sun Oct 14 14:38:41 UTC 2012


On Wed, Oct 10, 2012 at 01:33:03PM -0300, Rogério Brito wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 9, 2012 at 3:40 PM, Julien Cristau <jcristau at debian.org> wrote:
> > On Tue, Oct  9, 2012 at 15:25:44 -0300, Rogério Brito wrote:
> >> Too many changes? Which ones? Compared to my last upload, there aren't
> >> really.
> >
> > Compared to the version currently in wheezy.
> I see. Well, those are about 7 months of development (not so active, but...)
> But that is, in a sense, the nature of packages/programs that deal
> with web scrapping: all of them are highly subject to drastic changes.
> (Unfortunate, I know). But that affects youtube-dl, clive, cclive,
> get-flash-videos and many, many other packages in a similar vein.
> I want to work with you in getting youtube-dl in wheezy and, also, not
> breaking other programs like freevo. What can we do?

Splitting the package in a part containing only data, describing how to parse,
and one containing the actual code.  The data-part will change depending on
developments in youtube webui.  In Debian stable, the code-part will only
change in order to fix security or other really critical bugs.  For keeping
the data-part up to date, users should use debian-volatile. That's where
the data-part shoud get uploaded to.



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